Francis Ngannou was the world record holder for strongest punch on the infamous UFC cube. In 2017, Francis Ngannou was at the UFC Performance Institute where he created the world record for the hardest punch ever measured. The UFC Heavyweight champion recorded a punch of 129,161 units, which surpassed the previous record held by kickboxer Tyrone Spong.
This record was subsequently superseded by Joe Rogan’s kick.
But it was clearly enough to land Francis Ngannou a spot in the new Jackass movie. The infamous shock jocks are returning with a movie titled ‘Jackass Forever’ said to be featuring a stunt that will stun any man.
Ehren McGhehey was the victim of Ngannou’s punch to the intimate region and on the day of the stunt was told it would be a lightweight. Yikes.
In the short clip shared online, Johnny Knoxville says: ‘Francis hits harder than any heavyweight in MMA. I told Ehren (McGhehey) it was a lightweight.’
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— Chris De Santiago (@ChrisD_MMA) January 10, 2022
Ngannou struggled with the notion of maiming the man:
‘That’s the craziest thing that I’ve ever done. Man, I had to punch somebody in the nuts, I did it the first time, [they’re like] ‘Listen man, we know you. People know that you’re the hardest puncher in the world. It wasn’t hard enough.’
‘I was like ‘Are you kidding me? Like, I’m nervous. I don’t know, I could hurt this guy, did he at least have kids or something already?’
Michael Bisping already managed yo react to the footage on his podcast saying:
‘This is ludicrous. This is crazy. They’re going to let Francis Ngannou punch them in the balls as hard as he can…(That’s like) a Toyota Prius going at a healthy pace.
‘Your Uber driver takes his eye off the road for a split second and where does he hit you? Right in the balls. Listen, I don’t know man. How much money would they have to pay you for Francis Ngannou to punch you in the balls as hard as he can?
‘There’s no way! There’s no amount of money! That would explode a testicle!
‘Francis Ngannou will pop your balls. They will explode like a balloon. If he punches you with bare knuckles to the testicles, it’s a bad day at the office. Simple as that.’
Francis Ngannou fights Cyril Gane on January 23rd at UFC 270. Gane is 10-0 in his MMA career while Ngannou has 16 wins and 3 losses. Gane is 31 years old – Ngannou is 4 years his senior. Currently Ngannou is an Underdog at most places – Cyril Gane is – betting favorite.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.